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VISITS
CARPATHOS           

KARPATHOS, GREECE
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    The bicycle trips from Pigadia

    1. Aperi and Volada.
        Aperi's stairs.

    2. Concrete road via 
        Panagia Larniotissa.

    3. Amopi.

    4. Stefana and Ardani.
        Rock formations.

    5. The calm valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Voláda and Apéri.

We travelled by bicycle from Pigadia heading north to the beginning
of the mountains. We continued up the mountains to Aperi and finally Volada.

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We received a sensational salad at this tavern in Aperi. The waitress didn't speak any english. 
The tavern is located next to the main road.

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Aperi's stairs. 

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Aperi from above.

2. The concrete road

A road made of gravel and rocks will take you east out of Pigadia, out on the headland.
Several steep climbs lead to this concrete road.

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The concrete road. It ended just south of Pigadia.

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We found a big monument on the headland. (No picture of the monument.)

3. Amopí

We found a sandy, shallow beach in Amopi. We came here via the road leading
to the airport from Pigadia.

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View from Amopi facing Panagia Larniotissa

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This house is located on a point between the beaches of Amopi.

4. The beach next to Stefana

As we followed the coastline east from Amopi, we came to a long beach with
sharp, pointy rock formations. Sea water had evaporated from deep holes, leaving
layers of salt.

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5. The calm valley

One day by noon we got to this valley of olive plantations. The heat urged us
to take a lengthy break.
 
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The original idea was for us to get up to Kouri. We didn't get any further than this.

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Katarina

PIGADIA

We spent evenings and nights in Pigadia.

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Pigadia is located on a slope towards the Mediterranean Sea

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The Harbour

Every night we returned to the area surrounding the harbour.

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Fishing boats entered the harbour in the evening and also late at night.

Charming woman

Ask her for advice. She owns this store.

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She is charming and she is honest. She can also arrange rooms to rent. Her shop is just close 
to the harbour.

Tomatoes, oil, salt and bread

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Standard breakfast

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We went to this bakery every morning for bread. It's next to the Art-Center.

Restaurants

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We had the best salads at the "To Hellinikon". Large portions. Honest, pleasant service.
Beer glasses were frosted. Hellinikon is located on the road leading down to the harbour. 
Unfortunately I didn't get a good photo of the premises. It's an excellent place.

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At the restaurant "To Kyma" (The wave) we got very nice sea food. I recommend
the "Grilled Calamari" and I highly recommend the "Shrimps To Kyma." Great service. Kyma is at 
the harbour.

Minas Vlahos

He was born on the island and we met him at the Art-Center. It's in Pigadia.

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He plays loud, beautiful music in the gallery which is his own. He told me that some local
priests had complained to him about the motifs of his paintings when his gallery was opened.
Minas shows strong paintings inside the gallery. 

Bicycle rental

Bicycles for rent is not a common thing in Pigadia. You understand why this 
is so when you get up in the mountains. Still we like the bicycle best. It is unsurpassed.

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The owner of this bicycle rental shop once  worked in Tampa, Florida. He took good care of us and our 
bicycles. It's located just outside of Pigadia along  the road to Aperi.

Paintings

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Motif from Aperi (detail to the right)

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Photo: Stefan Tunedal

I look forward to answering any question you may want to ask. Mail directly to: stefan@tunedal.com

Greetings,

Tunedal
29 juli 2002

 

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